Village renewal as an instrument of rural development: evidence from Weyarn, Germany

  title={Village renewal as an instrument of rural development: evidence from Weyarn, Germany},
  author={Uchendu Eugene Chigbu},
  journal={Community Development},
  pages={209 - 224}
  • U. Chigbu
  • Published 1 May 2012
  • Economics
  • Community Development
Rural migrants are usually accused of contributing to urban poverty. This is different in Germany, where urban migrants are often accused of contributing to difficulties in rural living. These difficulties range from distortions in cultural lifestyle to loss of rural identity to unrealistic economic lifestyles. In an effort to help rural people respond to these challenges, the German government initiated a village renewal policy that allows rural communities decide on their future to rurally… 

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